30/10/14

Eugenio Zampighi | Genre painter

Eugenio Zampighi (Modena, 1859 - Maranello, Modena, 1944) was an Italian painter and photographer, mainly of Genre subjects.
He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Modena under Antonio Simonazzi. At a very young age and from his early history paintings on he was influenced by the Verist Modenese painter Giovanni Muzzioli. After winning the Poletti Prize for painting in 1880, with his entry, A Retiarius (net-man) gladiator wounded in a Flavian Amphitheater, he had the opportunity of continuing his studies first in Rome and later in Florence where he settled permanently in 1884. During the 1880s, he began to produce a repertoire of genre scenes, which had an extraordinary success on the art market and brought him international commissions.He was influenced by the style of Gaetano Chierici, and by the Florentine Macchiaioli School. He worked mostly in the latter cities late in life.
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23/10/14

Peter Bell, 1969 - Impressionist Ocean garden

Peter Bell’s ethereal Impressionist style permeates his idyllic European coastal scenes. His brushwork and palette showcase the subtleties of light and atmosphere in gauzy skies, lush gardens, charming buildings and glistening waters. Born in Washington, D.C., Bell was educated at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the National Art School in his hometown. He was initially a department-store commercial artist and freelancer before devoting himself to full-time painting and teaching. Bell’s critically acclaimed work adorns numerous private collections and has received many awards.
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Claude Fossoux, 1946 - En Plein Air painter

Claude Fossoux was born in Paris of a Savoyard father and a Parisian mother. After school, Claude obtained a grant to study at the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris where he stayed for four years. During that time, he attended the studio of Chapelin-Midy and Pierre Caron. He was greatly influenced by the Impressionists, particularly Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir.
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Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

Paul Cezanne was a post-impressionist painter who created the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism, and is said to be the artistic father of both Matisse and Picasso.
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Gianni De Conno, 1957 ~ Surrealist book illustrator


Born in Milan in 1957, Gianni De Conno continues to live and work in Milan.In 1990 Gianni received the Gold Plate of Italian Illustrators Annual, in 1998, 2000 and 2001 the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, in 2002 the Stepan Zavrel prize for Children's Illustrator and the Silver Medal of the President of the Italian Republic for artistic merits. Gianni De Conno is teaching in the main schools of illustration. He has illustrated and published numerous books for children.
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15/10/14

Jerolyn Dirks | En Plein Air painter


Award winning painter Jerolyn Dirks has lived for the past two decades on a small farm north of Bozeman, Montana with her husband, Gene Brodeur. “We both love the west – I paint the landscape and Gene is a producer for Montana Public Televison”.
Dirks earned a degree in fine arts from the University of California at Los Angeles. During her career in illustration – she was known for images created for PetSmart stores, Iams Corporation and The American Humane Association. In 2008, after 18 years as an illustrator in watercolor, the artist switched to oils and Plein-air painting. This change of direction was a catalyst for a whole new body of work.
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Jill Kirstein, 1937 - Still Life

Australian painter Jill Kirstein was born in Katoomba, New South Wales. Jill had successfully worked as a flower arranger before she turned her passion for flowers into beautiful oil paintings. Jill has found roses to be the most challenging and rewarding subject. According to her, she was greatly influenced by the Belgian artist Maurice Verelste, who painted florals in the style of the old masters. He encouraged her to find and develop her own unique personal style. Already in 1977 Jill Kirstein had her first solo exhibition in Cape Gallery, Harare in Zimbabwe. Then followed numerous art exhibitions in South Africa (1979-1981), Adelaide, Sidney, Brisbane. Her paintings are represented in public and private collections in US, UK, Singapore, South Africa, and Australia.
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14/10/14

Megan Duncanson | Palette Knife Abstract Landscape painter

'- I grew up in the bush of Alaska near the small fishing village, Meyers Chuck. We didn't have any of the modern amenities most of us take for granted. The only way to get where I lived was by boat or float plane, there were not (and still are not) any roads. The only source of electricity was individual generators. Our only source of heat was provided by wood burning stoves (there was a lot of firewood to be cut and stacked!) My family didn't have phones or cable TV, it was roughing it at it's best!'
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13/10/14

Adriana Garibaldi, 1951 | Abstract painter

Adriana Garibaldi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1951. Daughter of artists, she has maintained, since an early age, a great connection with the world of painting and with everything that refers to artistic expression, by attending exhibits and art galleries.
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Mariana Stauffer | Palette knife Impressionist painter

'Art is the love of my life. I started painting and crafting at an early age. Art is something , that comes from within, it is a happy feeling, love, harmony, message to others. I am always leaving positive emotions and messages in my art works. I love painting cityscapes, landscapes, flowers, rain, nights, birds. My style is Modern Impressionism. Most of my paintings are created using a palette knife only'.
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Maria Sherbinina/Мария Щербинина, 1965

Russian painter Мария Щербинина was born in an artistic family in Moscow in 1965. She studied painting at the Moscow University of Design, the famous institute founded by Sergei Stroganov. The school retained much of the influence of Lissitzky, Kandinsky and Malevich, all of who had transformed it in the 1920s (when it was known as the Vkhutemas-Vkhutein, or Higher Technical and Artistic School). Working in her studio in Russia, Maria Sherbinina has an amazing ability to see and paint scenes that make the viewer feel happy and serene. She has a special way of combining color and light in her plein air still lifes and landscapes. Each one is an “I really want to be there” painting.
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12/10/14

Endre Penovác, 1956


Serbian watercolor painter Endre Penovác was born in Tornjoš. He finished Academy of fine arts in Novi Sad. He works as an independent artist.
He started to display in 1981, and since that time, he make group or independent exhibits in country and abroad, Croatia, Germany, France, Hungary, Bosnia. Endre Penovác lives in Bačka Topola.
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Johnn de Wit, 1964

John was born as the 11th child on the 10th of December 1964 in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. There’s been a fascination for stories since as long as he can remember – attention-claiming events you can willingly give in to, floating to areas still invisible to the eye. Observing from a distance, then in the middle of the movement; drifting on emotions. Whether it’s about stories that are written down or emerging from music, dance or movies, or about the frozen expressions of sculptures and paintings; all of these feed the way he looks at the world, widens his awareness and stirs the need to create.
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02/10/14

Johan Niclas Bystrom | Junon allaitant Hercule





Johan Niclas Byström (1783-1848) was a Swedish sculptor. Byström was born at Filipstad and went to Stockholm the age of twenty, studying there for three years under Johan Tobias Sergel. In 1809 he gained the prize of the Royal Academy of Arts, and in the following year visited Rome. He sent home a beautiful work, "The Reclining Bacchante", in half life size, which raised him at once to the first rank among Swedish sculptors.
On his return to Stockholm in 1816 he presented the crown prince (the later king Charles XIV) with a colossal statue of himself, and was entrusted with several important works. Although he was appointed professor of sculpture at the academy, he soon returned to Italy, and with the exception of the years from 1838 to 1844 continued to reside there. He died in Rome in 1848.
Among Byström's numerous productions the best are his representations of the female form, such as Hebe, Pandora, Juno suckling Hercules (infra), and the "Girl entering the Bath". His colossal statues of the Swedish kings are also much admired.
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Claude Monet - The Japanese Bridge, 1900


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Joseph Wright | A view of Vesuvius from Posillipo, Naples


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William Turner - Mount Vesuvius in Eruption, 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Mount Vesuvius in Eruption, 1817
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John Palmer Wicker | Autumn, 1924


John Palmer Wicker [1860-1931] was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Feb. 23, 1860; son of William W. and Charlotte Adelaide (Palmer) Wicker; studied art seven years in Paris, three and one-half years at Julian Academy under William Bouguereau, and three and one-half years in private classes of Ferdinand Cormon; married at Saginaw, Mich., July, 1897, Marie Louise Saxmann. Exhibited portraits three times in Paris salons; exhibited three portraits at St. Louis Exposition, 1904; has taught for ten years; associate director Detroit Fine Arts Academy.

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